Propane Tank Salt Shaker


Again, I was without my good camera when I came across this odd table decoration in Ollantaytambo.  It appeared to be a hand-carved salt shaker that was in the shape of a propane tank.  Talk about a weird subject to carve.  Sure, the actual shape of a propane tank makes a good salt shaker, but seriously, if you are going to sit down with a block of wood with the opportunity to carve anything that comes into your mind…why on earth would you settle on a propane tank?

Anyway, this image goes to once again prove the total ineffectiveness of a Blackberry camera.  I was talking to a friend the other day and he said he was excited about the opportunity to get an iPhone when he returns to the US.  Everybody’s always pumped up about the iPhone camera, but it’s a piece of garbage too as far as I’m concerned.  Sure, there are a bunch of apps available for between $5 and $ONE MILLION to make your crappy little iPhone photos seem momentarily interesting (because they have a frayed border that looks like film or something), bu the simple fact is that if your lens is the size of a pinhead you can’t take a good photo!

This whole camera issue is just one more in a long series of proofs that my mind is wired completely differently than the vast majority of people on this earth.  I mean…why is it that a Nikon camera phone doesn’t exist with a massive retractable lens and the capacity to take 12 megapixel photos?  Why is the human race more excited about carrying around their own personal music collection than a good camera?  I mean…does everybody live in a place where there is no radio?  Why is it SOOOOOO necessary to carry the equivalent of 3,000 CDs?  Why do people chose musical storage capacity over A DECENT CAMERA!!!

I have seen a couple cameras with decent lenses online, but please don’t write me and tell me how good the iPhone’s camera is.  Steve Jobs was such a psychotic fascist that he probably worked in some sort of program that doesn’t allow you to take a picture that doesn’t conform to his sense of artistry or beauty (you’re not allowed to use Apple products in anything other than the way Jobs conceived for you to use them…sheep).

If you find a good phone camera…let me know.


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